The 1994 book The Lion King: A Tale of Two Brothers explored the relationship between Mufasa and Scar when they were younger. It also revealed that Scar’s real name is Taka, which can mean either “waste” or “desire” in Swahili.
When Scar was younger, though bit of a loner, he was actually in charge. But Scar didn’t buy this plan, so the other lion had to trick Scar into working together. There was a snake hiding under a nearby rock, so the lion led him over to it. The snake then jumped out at Scar, biting him on his eye, laving a scar.
Scar’s real name First published by Grolier Books back in 1994, the official release includes a story called A Tale of Two Brothers, which explores the life of a much younger Mufasa and Scar. Of course, Scar wasn’t known as Scar back then and instead, he went by the name Taka.